We can't afford to give these christofascists even one more day pic.twitter.com/z9YL49p5LU— Herbert (@HHooversGhost) August 1, 2022
Wajahat Ali is one of my favorite Twitter libtards.
“Life in America now reflects 20th-century art. But instead of experiencing the egalitarian vision of Star Trek, we’re witnessing the dystopian nightmare of a Handmaid’s Tale that’s increasingly serving as a blueprint for a potential Republican theocracy.
Margaret Atwood’s celebrated novel about an extremist Christian nationalist cult overtaking the United States has inspired numerous analogies to the GOP’s radical and misogynistic counter-majoritarian policies. Published in 1985, Atwood’s novel imagined what would happen if America’s religious right enslaved the few remaining fertile women as breeding vessels for powerful men, known as Commanders, who would strip them of their autonomy, name, and identity.
After the nomination of Justice Amy Coney Barrett in 2020, the comparison felt cliched and hackneyed. It was just too on the nose! Justice Barrett was once a “handmaid” for the controversial and secretive Christian group People of Praise, whose founder, Kevin Ranaghan, allegedly had total control over the women’s lives according to the sworn affidavit of a former member, Cynthia Carnick. “When I was part of the People of Praise I was in full life submission to Kevin Ranaghan, under full obedience to him and he exercised this authority over most areas of my life… [he] controlled my dating relationships, deciding who and when I should date,” Carnick wrote in her 1993 statement.
While the majority reacted in horror to these allegations, Republican leadership and conservative extremists on the Supreme Court apparently found inspiration. …
None of this has anything to do with being “pro-life” or pro-religious freedom. It’s always been about maintaining power and control for white Christian men and unleashing religion as an oppressive weapon against women, minorities, and all perceived enemies. If you don’t believe me, I suggest you listen to Republican leaders who are now openly admitting to being Christian nationalists. This includes GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who recently said, “we need to prove to people we are the party of Christian nationalism.” Not to be outdone, Rep. Lauren said the church should “direct the government.” Right-wing activist Charlie Kirk agrees: “There is no separation of church and state. It’s a fabrication. It’s a fiction. It’s not in the Constitution.” …”
I’ve watched The Handmaid’s Tale.
The premise of the book is absurd. No one is interested in enslaving, brutalizing and raping fertile women in order to fight an environmentally induced fertility crisis. The truth is that millions of White women squander their fertility because of liberalism. It is a cultural problem.
These women have lots of sexual partners because sex has been decoupled from marriage and reproduction in our culture which romanticizes hedonism and self-expression. They become DINKs or dog moms. They get involved in interracial relationships or go down the LGBTQ road to sterility. They go to college and stay there to pursue master’s degrees. They use birth control and get abortions. The most common problem, however, is that everything is so expensive in this country that having lots of children has become an economic burden and responsible couples are having fewer children than they want. It is too expensive to afford a house in a nice neighborhood or to pay for a private school.
We don’t want to create the fictional Gilead. We’ve been talking for over a decade though about creating a White Republic with Gileadean characteristics. Imagine America without modern liberalism. Instead of dismantling the White Anglo-Saxon Christian racial, ethnic and cultural core of the country, we would be trying to restore it to its former prestige. We would still have a republican form of government. We would have a strong Constitution that limits the power of the federal government. The states would settle controversial issues like abortion. Christianity would set the parameters of the culture.
This wouldn’t be “fascism” because there would be no dictatorship. The people would be allowed to rule themselves at the state and local level instead of being ruled by bureaucrats and technocrats. This wouldn’t be a “theocracy” either because there would be no official religion and no one would be required to become a Christian or forced to attend church. Christians would dominate each of the Seven Mountains though – the government, family, the church, education, the economy, the news media, arts and entertainment – instead of the Jews and other atheists, liberals and modernists who dominate these institutions now who are poisoning our culture and debasing our people.
Wajahat Ali, of course, would hate it. He would be living on the other side of the border though after the National Divorce. The Wall would separate the Acela Corridor and the West Coast and most people who are on Twitter from “Real America” which would be an independent country.
Note: The League and other groups have always wanted a Christian Republic. There is nothing new about it. It has always been part of the mix.